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Pet Care Pros
(615) 750-2183
Brentwood, TN
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Classy Clips Pet Salon
(615) 355-5642
1213 Hazelwood Drive
Smyrna, TN
Description
Full service dog grooming of all dogs. Except for dogs 100 pounds or more. Skilled professional groomers. Baths, styling, nails, toothbrushing, conditioning treatments, hand scissoring. Call us...your pet would!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Pet Care Specialists
(615) 771-4097
3600 Mallory Lane
Franklin, TN
Description
Pet Care Specialists is a full service, veterinarian recommended grooming salon. Our compassionate groomers are graduates of state licensed grooming acadamies and possess many years of experience. We are open 7 days per week.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

PetSmart
(615) 220-8487
807 INDUSTRIAL BLVD
SMYRNA, TN

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PetSmart
(615) 890-4344
1734 OLD FORT PARKWAY
MURPHREESBORO, TN

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Wet Noses Mobile Grooming
(615) 427-0215
Mobile Service all areas of Rutherford County, TN
Murfreesboro, TN

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Pet Care Specialists, LLC
(615) 771-4097
3600 Mallory Lane
Franklin, TN
Description
Full service pet bathing and grooming performed by professional groomers in a state of the art facility. Conveniently located inside the Cool Springs Wal-Mart in Franklin, TN. Open 7 days a week.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pampered Pets
(615) 889-1500
149 Barker Rd.
Nashville, TN
Description
Pampered Pets offers boarding and professional grooming. Our current groomer has been with us since April 2005. She came to us from a veterinary facility in Birmingham, AL, where she groomed for 5 years, as well as served as a veterinary technician. Our facility offers the utmost in hygeine and saftey pet care procedures, as well as pick-up and delivery services.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Posh Pets Dog Grooming
(615) 459-3020
299 Jefferson Pike
Smyrna, TN

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Green Acres Kennels
(615) 895-6435
1067 Old Salem Rd
Murfreesboro, TN

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Shoe for Rough Ground

 BY JENNIFER ZEHNDER • PHOTOS BY TED SHANKS

These four tips will help ensure your horse remains steady and sound over rocky terrain.

SHOE CLIPS
Unfortunately, says Shanks, clips received a bad rap from veterinarians back in the 1980s. At that time, not all farriers understood the science of applying the devices, and the technique remains a fear factor for most. Shanks and Teves prefer a handmade clip with a thicker base to the thin clips included on most factory shoes. Handmade clips “get in” the hoof to a small degree, rather than resting outside the hoof. The farriers burn, rather than hammer, clips into the hoof, and prefer to use quarter clips, which are located in the vicinity of the first and second nail holes on a hoof. This strategic setting keeps the shoe from being driven back. Hoof CareGOOD NAILS
It’s not always technique, but rather the location of the nail holes in a shoe that determine whether a nail “seats” well, Shanks says. Not only is finding a shoe that fits important for soundness, but so is finding one that has nail holes that meet a horse’s individual contours. A shoe with a nail hole close to the outside edge of the hoof is counter-productive for a horse with a low-angle hoof or steep hoof walls, Shanks says. When in doubt, farriers should build a shoe and punch their own holes for a truly custom fit.Hoof Care

PROPER FIT
Ill-fitting shoes work against your horse in rough terrain, exposing him to shoe loss, hoof damage and lameness. Manufactured horseshoes are available in hundreds of styles, sizes and weights, and farriers can also forge their own should ready-made products fail to provide the proper fit. The key is to purchase or build shoes that remain well-fit weeks after the final nail has been clenched, Teves says. Beveling the rough edges on each shoe further reduces snags.Hoof Care

POUR-IN PADS
Pads are the most common treatment for a tender- or sore-footed horse, and are also used to prevent soreness and injury. In rough country, h...

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